|Roxana (1724) [Novel]|
by Daniel Defoe
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(From the publisher):
, Defoe's last and darkest novel, is the autobiography of a woman who has traded her virtue, at first for survival, and then for fame and fortune. Its narrator tells the story of her own "wicked" life as the mistress of rich and powerful men. Endowed with many seductive skills, she is herself seduced: by money, by dreams of rank, and by the illusion that she can escape her own past.
Originally published in London, on 29 February 1724.
Original title: Roxana: The Fortunate Mistress Or, a History of the Life and Vast Variety of Fortunes of Mademoiselle De Beleau, Afterwards Called the Countess De wintselshei
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Literary Fiction/classics